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Commission Statement on Release of Final E.P.A. Clean Power Plan Rule

ATLANTA, August 3, 2015 – The Georgia Public Service Commission (Commission) today issued this statement about the final U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan Rule under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act. 

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Commission Approves Construction of Solar Facility at Marine Corps Logistics Base in

ATLANTA –July 21, 2015 – The Georgia Public Service Commission (Commission) today approved the construction of a new 46 megawatt (MW) solar facility at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Georgia. The Commission approval follows a Memorandum of Understanding between the U.S. Navy and Georgia Power Company with the aim of furthering the Marine Corps' renewable energy, climate action and energy security goals.

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Commissioner Wise to Testify in Washington, D.C. on July 14, 2015 before U.S. House of Representatives Hearing on Pipeline Safety

ATLANTA –July 13, 2015 –Commissioner Stan Wise, a member of the Georgia Public Service Commission (Commission), will testify before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy and Power hearing entitled "Oversight of Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty and Job Creation Act of 2011 and Related Issues." The hearing will take place at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday July 14, 2015 in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building

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Commissioners Attend Groundbreakings for Army Solar Facilities

ATLANTA, May 14, 2015 – Commissioners from the Georgia Public Service Commission are attending groundbreakings today and tomorrow for two new 30 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic installations for the U.S. Army on Georgia military bases. Commissioner Stan Wise attended the ceremony at Fort Gordon today and Commissioner Chuck Eaton is attending the groundbreaking at Fort Stewart tomorrow. The Fort Gordon and Fort Stewart projects are two of three Georgia Power solar projects for the Army that the Commission approved in October 2014. The groundbreaking for the third project, located at Fort Benning, was held on April 17, 2015.

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From the Office of Commissioner Tim Echols: Eight Georgia Cities Selected to Host 5th Annual Alternative Fuel Vehicle Roadshow

Atlanta, GA April 28, 2015 -- Georgia Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols has announced the host cities for the 5th Annual Alternative Fuel Vehicle Roadshow statewide educational tour, June 15th – 26th. The series is designed to assist municipal leaders and private enterprise business fleets with critical transportation and operations planning information. This year's theme will be "Advancing the Choice for Clean Energy" and will focus on Georgia's growing number of new natural gas, propane, electric and biofuel fleets.

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Commission Approves Schedule for Hearings on the Nuclear Plant Vogtle Construction Monitoring Report

ATLANTA, April 7, 2015 – The Georgia Public Service Commission today approved a Procedural and Scheduling Order in Docket 29849 for Georgia Power Company's Twelfth Semi-annual Construction Monitoring Report for Plant Vogtle Units Three and Four. The schedule establishes a series of hearings on the Company's request to the Commission to verify and approve actual expenditures made on the construction of the units through December 31, 2014.

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Commission Reminds Georgians That April Is National Safe Digging Month

ATLANTA, April 2, 2015 – The Georgia Public Service Commission reminds all Georgians that April is National Safe Digging Month. The law requires anyone who plans to excavate where underground utilities are located to call 8-1-1 before they dig. The process is simple and can prevent major damage that can endanger and inconvenience our communities and cause economic disruption.

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ATLANTA, March 17, 2015 -- The Georgia Public Service Commission ("Commission") today took another step forward in bringing renewable energy resources to Georgia Power customers by its unanimous approval of 100 Megawatts (MW) of Distributed Generation (DG) as part of Georgia Power's 2015 Advanced Solar Initiative (ASI) Program. Distributed Generation refers to power generated on site, usually at a site where it will be used and interconnects to the utilities' distribution system therefore reducing the need to transport the power elsewhere. This DG program is part of a total of 525 MW of solar capacity that was approved in Georgia Power's 2013 Integrated Resource Plan

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Commission Verifies and Approves Expenditures from the Eleventh Vogtle Construction Monitoring Report

ATLANTA, February 19, 2015—The Georgia Public Service Commission today unanimously approved Georgia Power Company's request to verify and approve the expenditures in the Eleventh Vogtle Construction Monitoring Report for the period between January 1, 2014, and June 30, 2014, in Docket Number 29849.

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From the Office of Commissioner Tim Echols: Echols Presents Award for Innovation to Windstream Communications

ATLANTA – February 4, 2015 - Today, Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols joined with executives from Eco-Cool to present Windstream Communications Georgia with a Green Initiative Award. The award recognizes Windstream for making significant energy efficiency gains and reducing their overall usage by installing Eco-Cool refrigerant catalyst in their heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. The chemical has a "Lipitor" effect in a heat pump or similar system.

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Echols Hosts “Unholy Tour” to Highlight Human Trafficking in Atlanta

ATLANTA – January 21, 2015 - On Tuesday evening, January 20, 2015, Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols assembled a group of legislators, elected officials and concerned citizens for what he called an "Unholy Tour." Echols, using a donated bus from Samson Trailways, took the group into areas of Atlanta where sex trafficking and prostitution is rampant.

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ATLANTA, January 8, 2015 — The President of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) today appointed Georgia Public Service Commissioner Stan Wise as Chair of NARUC's Committee on Gas. NARUC President Commissioner Lisa Polak Edgar of Florida made the announcement today.

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